Amazon, AT&T and Snapchat ranked among the worst companies when it comes to protecting user's privacy and handling data requests from the government.
The report released by Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy group, gave AT&T and Amazon two out of six stars, and Snapchat just a single star in its rankings. Of the 26 companies rated Apple, Credo Mobile, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Sonic.net, Twitter and Yahoo were the only companies to receive all six stars in every categories.
"Snapchat joins AT&T and Comcast in failing to require a warrant for government access to the content of communications. That means the government can obtain extraordinarily sensitive information about your activities and communications without convincing a judge that there is probable cause to collect it," said EFF Staff Attorney Nate Cardozo.
The EFF rated the large tech companies on the following six criteria: companies that require a warrant for content, tells users about government data requests, publishes transparency reports, publishes law enforcement guidelines, fights for users' privacy rights in courts and fights for users' privacy rights in Congress.